# Sacred Number

56 seleCT glossary of nuMBer 57 1 The 1st triangular, square, pentagonal, hexagonal, tetrahedral, octahedral, cubic, Fibonacci, Lucas num. 2 The 1st even female num. The planet Mercurys day is exactly two of its years. Uranus orbital radius is two of Saturns. Neptunes period is twice Uranus. 3 The 1st Greek odd masculine num. 1 2. There are three regular tilings of the plane. After three years the moon closely repeats its phases in the calendar. In engineering triangulation creates stability. 4 The 2nd square num. 22 2 x 2 2 2. Num of vertices and faces of a tetrahedron. Every integer is the sum of at most 4 squares. 5 Sum of the 1st male and female nums. 12 22. Five notes in the pentatonic scale. Five Platonic solids. The 5th Fibonacci num and the 2nd pentagonal num. 6 The 3rd triangular num as 6 1 2 3. The factorial of 3, written 3 1 x 2 x 3. Area and semiperimeter of the 345 triangle. The f1st perfect num sum of its factors. Edges on a tetrahedron, faces on a cube, vertices of an octahedron. Six regular 4D polytopes. 7 There are seven frieze symmetries. Seven notes in the traditional scale. Seven endocrine glands in humans. Sum of spots on opposite sides of a dice. Seven tetrominos Tetris. 4th Lucas num. 8 The 2nd cube, 23 2 x 2 x 2 8. Faces on an octahedron, vertices on a cube. The 6th Fibonacci num. Eight semi regular tilings. Bits in a Byte. 9 The square of three. 32 3 x 3 13 23. There are nine regular polyhedra and nine semiregular tilings of the plane if you include the chiral pair. In base 10, the digits of all multiples of 9 eventually sum to 9. 10 The 4th triangular and 3rd tetrahedral num. 12 32. 11 11 dimensions unify the four forces of physics. The 5th Lucas num. Sunspot cycle in years. 12 12 notes complete the equaltempered scale. The 3rd pentagonal num. 12 spheres touch a central one as the cubeoctahedron. Num of vertices of an icosahedron, faces of a dodecahedron, edges of both cube and octahedron. Petals of the heart chakra. 13 The 7th Fibonacci num. There are 13 Archimedean polyhedra. Appears as the octave 13th note, and in the 51213 triangle. Locusts swarm every 13 years. 14 The 3rd square pyramidal num 12 22 32. Num of lines in a sonnet octave, quartet, couplet. 15 Triangular num. Sum in lines of a 3 x 3 magic square. Balls in a snooker triangle. 16 24 and 42. Perimeter and area of a 4 x 4 square. Petals of the throat chakra. 17 The number of 2D symmetry groups. 14 24. Syllables in Japanese Haiku 5 7 5. Tones in Arabic tuning. 18 The number of years in a Saros eclipse cycle before you get a eclipse of the same kind near the same place. 19 The number of years in the Metonic cycle. After 19 years full moons recur on the same calendar dates. 20 The sum of the first 4 triangular numbers. Num of faces in an icosahedron, vertices in a dodecahedron. Days in a Mayan month. Amino acids in humans. 21 The 6th triangular and 8th Fibonacci num. 3 x 7. Letters in the Italian alphabet. 22 Max. num of pieces into which a cake can be cut with 6 slices. Channels in the Kabbala. Letters in the Hebrew alphabet. Major Arcana in Tarot. Tones in Indian tuning. 23 Chromosome pairs make a human. 24 Spheres can touch one in 4D. Letters in Greek alphabet. 4 1 x 2 x 3 x 4. 25 52 32 42. 26 The only number to sit between a square and a cube. Num of letters in Latin and English alphabets. 27 33 3 x 3 x 3. The number of nakshatras into which the ecliptic is divided in Hindu lunar cosmology. 28 The 2nd perfect num, sum of its factors. Triangular. Num of letters in Arabic and Spanish alphabets. 29 A Lucas num, the series goes 1, 3, 4, 7, 11, 18, 29 etc. Letters in Norwegian alphabet. 30 Edges on both dodecahedra and icosahedra. Area and perimeter of a Pythagorean 51213 triangle. 31 Planes of existence in Buddhism. A Mersenne prime, of the form 2n 1, where n is prime. 32 25. The smallest 5th power besides 1. Num of crystal classes. Num of Earth diameters to reach the Moon. 33 1 2 3 4. Num of vertebrae in the human spinal column, carrying 33 pairs of nerves. There are 12053 sunrises in 33 years. 34 The sum in the lines of a 4 x 4 magic square. 35 Sum of Pythagorean harmonic sequence 12986. Also the sum of the first five triangular numbers. 36 13 23 33. 8th triangular and 6th square num. 37 The root of the 111, 222 ... 666, 777, 888 sequence. 37 moons in 3 years. Stages of the Buddhist bodhisattva. 40 The number of fingers and toes of a man and woman together. 40 Spheres can touch one in 5 dimensions. 42 The sum in the lines of a 3D 3 x 3 x 3 magic square. 50 Num of letters in sanscrit alphabet, petals of all chakras excluding crown. 52 Num of playing cars in a pack, teeth a human gets in a life. The Mayan calendar round was 52 years, at which point the 260 day Tzolkin and the 365 day Haab reset. 55 Highest triangular Fibonacci num others 1, 3, 21. 56 Station stones at Stonehenge. Useful for eclipse prediction. 7 x 8. The product of 1 2 4 and 1 x 2 x 4. Tetrahedral. Minor Arcana in Tarot. 59 There are two full moons every 59 days. Prime. 60 3 x 4 x 5. Basis of Sumerian and Babylonian counting. Smallest number divisible by 1 through 6. 61 Codons specify amino acids in human mRNA. 64 Eight squared, four cubed and 26. Num of hexagrams in the IChing, squares on a chessboard. 64 codons specify amino acids in human DNA. 65 The sum in the lines of a 5 x 5 magic square. 71 The Hindu Indra lives for 71 eons. 72 Spheres can touch one in 6 dimensions. 3605. 72 names of God in Kabbala. 1 lifetime 1 precessional Great Day or 360th of a Great Year 72 years. 73 73 Tzolkin 52 Haab in the Mayan calendar. 76 Years between sightings of Halleys comet. 78 Complete Tarot, 22 major and 56 minor Arcana. 81 The square of nine. 34. There are 81 stable elements. 91 A quarter of a year, 7 x 13. 92 elements can occur in nature all others appear fleetingly under laboratory conditions. 99 Names of Allah. 99 full moons occur in 8 years. 100 10 x 10 in any base. 108 11 x 22 x 33. The Sun diameter is 109 times Earths, and its distance from Earth is 107 Sun diams. Num of Hindu and Buddhist prayer beads. 111 The sum in the lines of a 6 x 6 magic square. Num of Moon diameters between Moon and Earth. 120 1 x 2 x 3 x 4 x 5. Triangular and tetrahedral. 121 The square of eleven. 125 The cube of five. 128 27. The largest num not the sum of distinct squares. 144 The square of 12. Only squareFibonacci num. 153 The number of fishes in the net in St. Johns Gospel, XX1.11. 13 33 53 1 2 3 4 5 the square of the number of full moons in a year. Archimedes approximation for 3 was 265153 169 The square of thirteen. 175 The sum in the lines of a 7 x 7 magic square. 206 Bones in an adult human body. 216 Platos nuptial number. The smallest cube that is the sum of three cubes, 63 33 43 53. Twice 108. 219 There are 219 3D symmetry groups. 220 Member of the smallest amicable pair with 284, the factors of each summing to the other. 235 The number of full moons in a 19year Metonic cycle. 243 35. Appears in the leimma, the Pythagorean halftone 256243 between the third and fourth notes. 256 28. In computers, the maximum value of a byte. 260 The Mayan Tzolkin, 20 x 13 260 days. Magic sum of 8 x 8 magic square. 284 Amicable with 220, summing with it to 504. 300 Babies are born with 300 bones.. 343 The cube of 7. 354 Days in 12 full moons, or the Islamic year. 360 3 x 4 x 5 x 6. Degrees in a circle. Days in a Mayan Tun. 361 The square of 19. A Chinese Go board is 19 by 19. 364 The number of pips on a pack of playing cards, counting J11, Q12, K13. Also 4 x 7 x 13. 365 The Mayan Haab, consisted of 18 months of 20 days each, plus five days added on Wayeb to make 365. 369 Magic sum of 9 x 9 magic square. 384 Root number for Pythagorean musical scale. 400 The Sun is 400 times larger than the Moon, and 400 times further away. 432 72 x 6. 108 x 4. Second note in Pythagorean scale, 98 up from 384. 486 Pythagorean major third, two tones up from 384. 496 The third perfect num, sum of its factors. 504 7 x 8 x 9. 512 29. Fourth, 43 or 98 x 98 x 256243 up from 384. The cube of 8. 540 There are 540 double doors to Valhalla. Half 1080. 576 Perfect fifth, 32 up from 384. 242. 584 Venus synodic period in days. 8 x 73. 648 Pythagorean sixth, 32 up from the second 432. Sum of numbers 1 to 36. Yang principle in gematria. The sum of the first six Roman numerals I V X L C D. 6 1 x 2 x 3 x 4 x 5 x 6 8 x 9 x 10. 2 x 360. Pythagorean seventh, 32 up from the third 486. The cube of 9. 36 or 272. Appears in Platos Republic. Mars synodic period, in days. 13 x 60. 1 2 3 4 5 6. Num of substantially different 4 x 4 magic squares. The cube of 10 in any base. 23 x 33 x 5. Canonical. Yin principle in gematria. Radius of Moon in miles. The second triangular and square num. 352. The cube of 11. There are 1461 days in 4 years. One of only five triangular AND tetrahedral nums. The cube of 12. Cubic inches in a cubic foot. Canonical. The sum of 666 and 1080. 720 x 3. Canonical. Diameter of Moon in miles. Years in a precessional great month or astrological age. 37. 8 x 13 x 23. The Maya discovered that 34 81 full moons occur every 2392 days to astonishing accuracy. 25 x 32 x 11. Canonical num. Factors add to 6660. The square of 60. Seconds in an hour or degree. Radius of Earth in miles. 7 1 x 2 x 3 x 4 x 5 x 6 x 7 7 x 8 x 9 x 10. Combined radii of Earth and Moon. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7. Largest triangular and tetrahedral num. Mayan Katun, or 20 Tuns of 360 days. Diameter of Earth in miles. 720 x 11. The fourth perfect num, sum of its factors. A myriad. 12 x 12 x 12 x 12. Current value for precession seems to be slowing, suggesting the Sun forms a binary system with Sirius. 12 x 2160. Years in the ancient western count for the precessional cycle of astrological ages. Mayan precessional figure. Perimeter of a square drawn around earth, in miles. 8 1 x 2 x 3 x 4 x 5 x 6 x 7 x 8. The first triangular, pentagonal and hexagonal num. One season of a Kali Yuga. The repeating part of all divisions by seven. Days in a Mayan Baktun of 20 Katuns.. 125. 9, also 2 x 3 x 3 x 7 Days in 1000 years. Num of feet in one degree of arc at the equator. The Hindu final and corrupt Kali Yuga period, in years. The Hindu third phase of creation, the semicorrupt dwapara yuga, in years. 10, also 6 x 7, or 3 x 5 x 7 The Hindu secondary Treta Yuga period, in years. 3 x 432000. The Hindu initiatory and highly spiritual Satya Yuga period, in years. 4 x 432000. Years in the Mayan long count ends Dec 2012. The Hindu Mahayuga, a complete cycle of Yugas, a 666 720 729 780 873 880 1000 1080 1225 1331 1461 1540 1728 1746 2160 2178 2392 3168 3600 3960 5040 5913 7140 7200 7920 8128 10000 20736 25770 25920 26000 31680 40320 45045 108000 142857 144000 248832 362880 365242 432000 864000 3628800 1296000 1728000 1872000 4320000 39916800